From Argostoli, a 30 minute drive along the south coast brings you to the area of Trapezaki. The sandy coves are to be found before the long sandy stretch of beach at Lourdas. Trapezaki is a village in a rural setting on a hillside. There are only a few taverns and a couple of mini-markets in the area. The nearest village with supplies and a bakery is in Mousata, a few minute drive away. The resort of Lourdas is close by with a greater selection of amenities. It is a beautiful stretch of countryside and perfect for rambling. Walkers will enjoy rambling through the countryside and finding the local tracks, which take you to either Karavados and the beach at Aghios Thomas or along the road to the village of Lourdata.
At the far end of the main Trapezaki beach, close to Lourdas, is the stretch of coastline known as Lithero. Here you will find a peaceful stretch of sandy beach with a local tavern. A short walk along this beach brings you to the busier beach of Lourdas. If you are staying in Trapezaki and do not want to spend all of your time on the beaches, there is plenty to explore nearby. The monasteries of Saint Andreas and Saint Gerasimos can be visited in one day which can include the castle of Saint George for a panoramic view of the Livatho area. You may also like to visit the Sisia monastery which is situated on the road towards Skala.
The nearest beach with motor-boat hire is at the resort of Lourdas where you can hire motor-boats by the day. From the local port of Pessada close to Trapezaki you can take the ferry to Zakynthos which leaves early in the morning from the port and returns in the evening.